Jillian, Jilly, Jillybean, Mama Chaos—but never JILL—whatever you call her, she is the heart and soul of Shear Chaos. Born and raised on her family farm in Hilbert, WI, Jillian left the pasture to do great things in the “big city.” Like her husband and co-owner Tobin, she has trained all over the U.S. and Canada, returning to Appleton with accolades and awards from competitions she won throughout the Midwest and Las Vegas. Far from being arrogant or condescending about her achievements, Jilly instead radiates warmth and hospitality. You can take the girl off the farm, but you can’t take the farm out of the girl, which is readily apparent more than fifteen years later by Jillian’s down-to-earth personality and affection for pint-sized, cuddly animals.
As an owner, stylist, educator, makeup artist, and certified Pureology expert, Jillian leaves little time away from the shop. This is her home away from home, and she will invite you in with open arms—quite literally, as she hugs everyone before they leave; you won’t escape without an embrace from Jillian. (If you aren’t a hugger, that’s okay; she’s cute, you will get used to it.) Beauty is Art to Jillian. You are the canvas waiting for her master’s brush: hair brush or blush brush, she’s equally amazing with both. Love what she does? Far from mysterious about her prowess, she makes it a priority to share her complementary techniques so clients leave confident they can recreate the look at home. Sharing is caring, and Jilly is unparalleled in both. So stop by for a style or a squeeze, and bring your little dog, too.